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Welsh negation and grammatical theory

Author: Robert D Borsley; Bob Morris Jones; University of Wales. Board of Celtic Studies. Language and Literature Committee.
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2005.
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"This book provides an in-depth discussion of the expression of negation in Welsh, especially in colloquial or informal Welsh. The book draws on modern grammatical theory to provide detailed and precise descriptions of one of the richest and most complex areas of Welsh grammar. It also develops formal analyses and explores the implications of the Welsh facts for grammatical theory. It should be of interest both to  Read more...
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Borsley, Robert D.
Welsh negation and grammatical theory.
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607580052
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Borsley; Bob Morris Jones; University of Wales. Board of Celtic Studies. Language and Literature Committee.
ISBN: 0708318835 9780708318836
OCLC Number: 58053611
Notes: "Published on behalf of the Language and Literature Committee of the Board of Celtic Studies."
Description: xiv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Preliminaries --
2. Some basic features of Welsh negation --
3. Negative verbs --
4. Negative dependents --
5. Negative adverbs and negative quantifiers --
6. Other forms of negation --
7. The big picture --
8. Formal analyses 1 : basic elements --
9. Formal analyses 2 : further matters --
10. Principles and parameters approaches --
11. Further issues.
Responsibility: Robert D. Borsley and Bob Morris Jones.

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This book looks at the ways in which negation works in Welsh. It shows that there are a number of ways of forming a negative sentence, and explains the conventions which native speakers follow when  Read more...

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